I will NOT be deFEETed by this toe-up sock! I am using Wendy's basic toe-up pattern from her book. First, I cast on and knit the toe not once but twice. Pulled it out each time because it was WAY too big. I switched back to my size 0 needles and case on again. Toe Success! Then, I knitted the foot. A breeze. The pattern told me to stop when the foot section was about 3 inches from my heel. I did and continued to knit the gusset, etc. Too short. Ripped back. Next, I knit the foot portion a good 1/2 inch more before starting the heel section. Better. Now, I've finished the heel and am ready to zip along on the leg part. I'm contemplating changing to size 1 needles for the leg part. I did the slip stitch heel because that's what I'm most familiar with in doing cuff-down socks.
I like the toe-up construction - no stitches to pick up, very smooth toe and heel, etc. I've placed markers at the start of each section so hopefully, sock #2 will fly off the needles with NO frogging!
Yesterday was yoga followed by knitting at Dorothy Lane Market. This view greeted shoppers as they walked through the front entrance. These looked like SO much fun to make. She had sprinkles, M&M's, and pecans. I haven't made caramel apples in years and watching her made me want to go home and melt some Kraft Caramels! Kraft Caramels have been around forever! I remember my great-grandmother used to always have them - the caramel and the chocolate ones.
The market was expecting little ghouls and goblins at 3:00 PM for a costume parade through the different departments where the staff would hand out candy. Then, there was going to be a magician upstairs for the kids. As I was leaving, I spotted a 2 foot Elvis entering the building!
After knitting, I rushed down to West Chester to meet Two Men & A Truck. We ended up with two guys and Andy served as the third. That was fine with me because it cost less. These guys were GREAT! They did a fabulous job and finished in 3 hours from leaving their headquarters to their estimated return. We got everything in the basement and the garage. Miracle #1. Miracle #2 will be straightening up the basement. We were in no way ready for all this stuff but I couldn't pass up such a wonderful deal and will so enjoy the shelves, counters/cabinets, etc. that I got. The basement studio will be GREAT! Now, we really need to get to work!
It's so pretty outside today - cool but sunny. Good day for a walk!
KNIT ON and Happy Halloween!